Tuesday, September 7, 2010

family whites...

Here a few shots from my family room the way it looked last week.  The walls were a nice cottage green. 
 I have  lots of farmhouse white trim
notice the lack of hardware on the commode?
that is furniture dealers do when they are short on supplies
~~rob their own stuff~~

A view of the kitchen 
This is a keep-it-real post;
boy, do I  need to clean off the fridge
and how about that picture?

The entertainment center is hand-built for me by my dear MR...

we started with an old kitchen cabinet 
(have I mentioned I have a thing for old cabinets-well, I do-you'll find one in practically every room here
*enough already* say the children)...
that was left with the house 
 (I begged for it  put it in the written contract) 
 true to form 
my boys thought the cabinet was worthless...
I shoulda washed those boys mouths with soap.

I've been wanting to work on this room for  awhile now;
so this past weekend 
my dear MR
painted for me.
I am being challenged in my decorating.
I'll give you a hint:
no lace
not sure I can do it
I'm gonna give it the ole college try
(go BSU!-just in case you watched the football game last night)

I'll leave you with the last of the befores:

aww, those roses sure are pretty~I'm gonna miss 'em.
and see those 3 sweet sisters?  my girls.
Have a Happy white Wednesday!


Bella said...

Hi Miss Gracie... No lace say it isn't so :-)))
I love that cabinet, you have a great eye, and I love that your Mr is so involved!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Renee:
I have a commode like yours, but mine is still in its original oak finish. It's kinda falling apart at the seams, so I'm going to have to take it apart one of these days and reglue it. I love it and have had it a long time. My "almost-mother-in-law" had one next to her chair in the living room (and still does all these years later) and I decided I had to have one, too. It's as dear to my heart as she is. (We're still mother/daughter, even though I never married her son.)
I love your rooms, and can't wait to see the "afters".

Lynn said...

Oh Renee,
O love the cabinet just as it is with the beautiful rose china. However, you have the magic touch and I know whatever you do, will be beautiful. Change is always refreshing. I try, but ususally go back to my romantic themes in a few weeks.

* French at Heart * said...

~*LOVE your cabinet so pretty and functional~*~* Happy White Wednesday!!~*~* Rachel :)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a pretty room and I LOVE the cabinets!!! Oh dear, no lace??? or roses??? I don't know if I could do it!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

We never, but never have enough cabinets or shelves and mirrors as far as I am concerned.
I can't tell you how much I love your house.


Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

a great post, i love the way you have used cabinets and shelves to accomodate things and the way they have been placed, a great effect

It's me said...

Beautiful Renee........your cabinet is lovely !! Happy white Wednesday...LOVE Ria......

Alaina said...

I love your rooms, you always take such nice pictures. You kept hinting at before, when do the after pictures come?

FlowerLady said...

No matter which rooms you share with us, they are always beautiful and peaceful. I look forward to seeing your after pictures.


A Cottage Muse said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see!!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Rene ~
I just love your home !
I totally missed that you are changing it ~
What are you going to do different ?

You have a wonderful eye for
making things look beautiful !



Hi Rene, you know I've always loved your home and your pretty green walls (; Are you changing them? I can't wait to see what you do!! I think it looks perfect the way it is, but I'm sure what ever you do it will be cozy and beautiful!!

Claudia said...

I love that cabinet! And thanks for keeping it real - My refrigerator looks much the same!


Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I enjoy it so much looking at your home. Nice cabinet Rene, and as far as I'm concern you need them, it keeps everything in place besides they look great too. Oh girl, I have to have my lace and my pink roses.. maybe not in every room, but I have to have it, it's a big part of who I am, but I know whatever you decide for this room is is going to be a knock-out!!


Sue said...

As always, great photos! I too have a thing for the old cabinets. The bigger the better too. Have a happy WW!

Take care, Sue

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Beautiful pictures....cluttered fridge and all :) Can't wait to see your changes!

kpaints said...

I love the old cabinets and now I do believe you have solved a problem for me....I got an idea!!! Yeah! Can't wait to see what you do in the kitchen.

Ellen said...

I just love your house!! It is soo what I dream and strive for. I don't think my husband would be so generous as to let me have lace either, but really, that is gonna be a hard thing to not have. My heart goes out to you ;)) Can't wait to see the "after" pictures!!


Southern Belle said...

Nice cabinet. Looking forward to seeing all the "after" pictures. BTW, thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog.

sissie said...

No lace? Um, how can you stand it! LOL.
I put ruffles on everything except one pillow I made the other day and it just doesn't feel right!

Your home has so much vintage loveliness.


Lovey said...

I love your whites and your creative spirit! You are so talented.

Cathy said...

Love all of your rooms.....great decor! Cathy aka GGJ

June said...

Rene', your familyroom is so lovely. I loved the glimpse into the kitchen as well. I saw nothing wrong with the frig clutter. Looks just like mine. Hey, do you find that when you put something on there that you NEED to see everyday, somehow it becomes invisible? I swear, I post it and then never read it again. Same thing with my chaulk board.LOL!
WHAT!!! NO LACE!!! I'll have to see it to believe it. It can't be done here.

cityfarmer said...

I adore everything you own ...are you sure I'm not one of those sisters????

I looked to "follow" you but couldn't find your list ...booowhooo

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Rene!
Your blog is serving as such inspiration to me as I decorate our new cottage! :-)

Donna Lynn said...

I love lace in your house, are you sure about the no lace thing?

I had to laugh at the missing hardware, when I had my antiques business, I did that all the time too :) everything is so beautiful, you have a God given talent, and thankfully you are using every spec of it and it shows!!!! What a delight to visit you this morning.

@nemonen said...

Stunning furnitures. Love it all.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I just found your blog...and I love your home! It is simply
beautiful! Thank you for the post.

Flora Doora

Jen said...

Your home is beautiful...can't wait to see what you do next!